I have posted hundreds of great relics and coins to a new Oct finds page on the old site. I have not had time
to upload them all to this new database. Ron’s team found over 80 hammered silver coins alone in the last couple
of weeks and there were some real rare beauties amoung them. Keep checking the Oct finds page as I have several
hundred more finds to upload yet including more Celtic gold, a beauty Saxon sceat and a stunning seal matrix.
Scotty left get his club T shirt prize presended by Jimbo
Jimbo took a great picture of Scotty laying in the field with both milled gold over his eyes
Chicago Ron presents Scotty with his ‘pouch of the year’ cup
1900 Victoria milled silver half sovereign
1842 Victoria milled gold half sovereign
Henry V Annulet and mullet by shield type Spink Ref 1756 North 1382 Class C, these were also stuck in Henry VI period.The is a Henry VI legend with a Henry V shield.
1422- 61 Henry VI hammered gold quarter noble
Obv +hENRICxREXxANGLxZx FRANC – double satires stop in reverse legend -Initial cross II
Rev +EXALITA BITVR x IN x GLORIA
Lis at centre of rev, Lis above shield
Annulet and mullet by shield – single satire stops to legend in Obv
The guys have been on fire again over the last couple of weeks. Maryl Scott who won last years
‘pouch of the year’ award was on a mission to keep the cup this season again and popped 3 gold coins
and an early BC Silver Roman. I promised him after he popped the first two that if he found me a 3rd to
fondle I would give him one of our Colchester Club T shirts. Naturally Scotty banged one in and it was a
rare Henry VI hammered gold. His best mate Jimbo did not club him to death during his reign of terror
and was rewarded on his last day with one of theearliest Celtic golds you can find, a 150BC Gallo Beligic quater.
Meanwhile another one of their best mates Ga Buddy popped a beauty Dubnovellaunus full stater with a full Kings
legend on it.Buddy soaked it in lemon juice and all the brown stain has come off. I will post cleaned up pictures
later as it is mega crisp.
c20 AD Cunobelin gold qtr stater – linear series – sent to PAS for recording
Not to be outdone Mitch Terry on his first trip to the club banged in a mint Cunobelin qtr stater.
The guys ended up with 6 gold for their trip 2 milled gold, 3 Celtic and the best looking hammered gold I have ever
seen dug and our first ever Henry VI half noble.
Iron Age, mid-2nd century BC
Probably made in northern France or Belgium
One of the earliest coins in Britain
Eastern uninscribed Celtic gold full stater of Dubnovellaunus, c 20 BC – sent to PAS for recording
Not be out done by a newbie Chicago Ron found a Celtic qtr gold stater I had never seen before. It looked like a Morini boat tree but was underweight
by 0.5g and debased gold. I sent it of to the expert John Still at the CCI for advice and it turns out to be an exceptional find for Essex.
That is Ch Ron’s 19th gold coin and still our top gold finder in the club.
50BC Durotrigan Cletic gold qtr stater 1.44g,10.5mm
Sorry for the short delay in getting back to you, your coin is an early Durotrigan quarter, the exact type isn’t in ABC but
it’s a variant of the standard ABC 2208 gold/electrum quarter but with one quadrant of the reverse stippled, probably
dates to the 50s BC. I’ve called it the Stippled type in my forthcoming book, there are around 40 others known at
present so not desperately rare; all the known provenances are in the Dorset/Hampshire/West Sussex region so
an Essex find would be exceptional.
All the best